Dinner Party is a virtual reality film based on the story of Betty and Barney Hill, the couple who reported the first nationally known UFO abduction case in America in the 1960’s. The film takes the visitor through their abduction journey, which is a remarkably different experience for Betty and Barney.
The installation is designed to replicate a mid-century dinner party atmosphere. Visitors watch the film in the communal environment of the dinner table but are isolated within the confines of a virtual reality headset. This juxtaposed viewing experience connects to the broader concepts of the film’s narrative.
Writer/Creator - Charlotte Stoudt and Laura Wexler
Director - Angel Soto
Cinematographer - Sam Gezari
Executive Producers - Erik Donley, David Alpert, Rachel Skidmore, Charlotte Stoudt, Laura Wexler, Bryn Mooser, Jake Sally, and Averie Timm.